Meeting Frank Shu Tang Dong

John and I travelled to California this week to look at the shops and art and make contacts in the art world in Southern California.  We had a great time.  I loved talking to the shop owners and other artists and eating at great food places with John.

Here is a wonderful artist I met today while he was painting in his little booth at the Ferry Building Marketplace.  His name is Frank Shu Tang Dong, and he has been painting for 50 years.  Some of his work is in museums now.

His website is frankshutangdong.com

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What a sweet man and there is such a good feeling about him.  His art is quite varied and at least 6 or 7 paintings really caught my eye, but I only bought two!

"Layers of Fluff!"

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Here is the felted piece that seems to be lively and almost dancing.  I have since added some things (photo coming later in another post) but I loved this before piece as well so thought I would share.  Below is a slideshow of the details of “Layers of Fluff.”  This  piece is approximately 18″x16″.

“Layers of Fluff” was felted using merino wool, Jacob’s wool locks, and dyed silk hankies.

I will post the new look of “after the additions” soon and I am curious which people will say they like better.  I would appreciate your opinions.  Thanks!

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“Layers of Fluff!”

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Here is the felted piece that seems to be lively and almost dancing.  I have since added some things (photo coming later in another post) but I loved this before piece as well so thought I would share.  Below is a slideshow of the details of “Layers of Fluff.”  This  piece is approximately 18″x16″.

“Layers of Fluff” was felted using merino wool, Jacob’s wool locks, and dyed silk hankies.

I will post the new look of “after the additions” soon and I am curious which people will say they like better.  I would appreciate your opinions.  Thanks!

detail 5 fluff

detail 3 of layers of fluffdetail 2 of Layers of fluffdetail 1 of layers of fluff